daw early 15c., from P.Gmc. *dakhwo (Cf. O.H.G. taha, Ger. Dohle), perhaps imitative of bird's cry. M.L. tacula, It. taccola are said to be Germanic loan words.

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(Corvus monedula)

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  • Daw — (d[add]), n. [OE. dawe; akin to OHG. t[=a]ha, MHG. t[=a]he, t[=a]hele, G. dohle. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A European bird of the Crow family ({Corvus monedula}), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw. [1913 Webster] The loud daw,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daw — Daw, v. i. [OE. dawen. See {Dawn}.] To dawn. [Obs.] See Dawn. Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daw — Daw, v. t. [Contr. fr. {Adaw}.] 1. To rouse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To daunt; to terrify. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • DAW — ist die Abkürzung für: Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR Deutsche Amphibolin Werke von Robert Murjahn Stiftung Co KG Deutsch Asiatischer Wirtschaftskreis e.V. Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke Digital Analog Wandler Digital Audio Workstation Division… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • daw — /daw/, n. 1. jackdaw. 2. Obs. simpleton; fool. [1400 50; late ME dawe; cf. OHG taha] * * * …   Universalium

  • DAW — DAW,   Abk. für Digital analog Wandler …   Universal-Lexikon

  • daw- — *daw germ.?, Verb: nhd. rinnen, rennen; ne. run (Verb); Hinweis: s. *dawwa ; Etymologie: idg. *dʰeu (1), Verb, laufen, rinnen, Pokorny 259?; Literatur: Falk/Torp 204 …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • daw — daw1 [dô] n. [ME dawe, akin to OHG taha, Ger dohle < PGmc * dhakw , echoic of its cry] JACKDAW daw2 [dô] vi. Scot. to dawn …   English World dictionary

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